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May 2008 ADM Blog Posts (30)

Steve Wilhite Goes Online at Jumpstart Automotive Media

DETROIT - Auto marketing veteran Steve Wilhite has joined interactive publisher rep firm Jumpstart Automotive Media in San Francisco as president.



Wilhite, who most recently served as COO of Hyundai after stints at Volkswagen and Nissan, will direct all marketing, sales and product development in the newly created position at Jumpstart. He will report to Jumpstart's CEO Mitch Lowe. Wilhite also has joined the company's board of directors.



"The digital space is… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 29, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Car Dealers Move Toward Online Transactions - Transactional Dealer Websites



Car dealers really turn Ashley Marshall off – and away. Ashley Marshall did almost all of her purchase of a new Subaru on the Subaru of Dallas transaction site. Software developed by Ai-Dealer of Dayton, Ohio, is allowing consumers to get a firm price on a vehicle, do a trade-in and… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 25, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Snyergy Sessions in New Orleans

The Synergy Sessions was a great time, but it was more than that. There was so much useful information it could have been 3 or 4 days but I think at 2 days it was a little packed because of all the great speakers they had.



I think the expertise of these speakers and the ideas I was able to bring back to my dealership will help me make a real positive impact on my deparment in a very short time.



It was also very nice to meet many other professionals and get their first hand… Continue

Added by Eric Painter on May 23, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Online Ad Spending Holding Strong Despite Economic Pressures

Strong growth, good prospects... For the full year 2007, online ad revenues totaled $21.2 billion, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)/PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) "2007 Internet Advertising Revenue Report." That was 26% higher than 2006, which was itself a record year.



The IAB and PwC said that Q4 2007 Internet advertising revenues reached $5.9 billion, the highest ever for a… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Here's a trick question: What's the biggest and one of the fastest-growing digital video advertising platforms?

If you guessed online video, you were wrong. If you guessed "enhanced," or interactive TV, you're also wrong. If you guessed video games, or even mobile video, you were also out of the money. But if you were astute enough to look at the name of this new MediaPost publication, the Digital Outsider, you most likely guessed correctly. Yeah, it's out-of-home.



It's not surprising that outdoor doesn't come top of mind… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 23, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Does Having Automotive Keywords in Your URL's Give You a Search Engine Advantage?

SEO Question : Are keywords in URL and domain names important? And how does it differ across various search engines? Although this would seem to be a very basic question, I’ve been asked this many times by automotive digital marketing proessionals. For years, this question has also been frequently asked in many forums and blogs; whether keywords in URL and domain names are important and how each search engine treats such domain… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 23, 2008 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

What the Insiders Are Saying about A.I.M.C. ,LLC

“Whether your Internet Sales are down or you are looking to start building an Internet Department, Jay Austin has the knowledge and experience to turn your business around. I have had the privilege of working with Jay on a couple occasions and this guy gets it. He will not only provide you with proven tips on merchandising your inventory online but also teach you how to effectively manage your internet leads which will, in turn, increase vehicle turnover and revenue. If you are serious about… Continue

Added by Jay Austin on May 22, 2008 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Automotive Brands Lift The Hood On Their Search-Influenced Strategies

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla.--Intuit, Cars.com and Lincoln Educational Services are companies in different verticals, with divergent target audiences and customer acquisition models. Yet each one has used analytics and consumer insights gleaned from search to solve a unique marketing dilemma. Executives from iCrossing and SendTec, among others, shared their case studies on search "in the wild" with Search Insider Summit attendees on Tuesday.…



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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Automotive Dealers Network. (Digital Micro Sites)



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Added by Alvin Newton on May 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

View The Recording of the Ward's E100 Dealer Seminar on Staying Strong in a Down Market

View the Recording of this session titled "Staying Strong in a Down Year: Strategies from the Ward's e-Dealer 100" by clicking on the image below:

I enjoyed attending this online webinar and found the information to be useful.… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 20, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Digital Savvy Car Buyers Presage Automotive Shopping Behaviors Across the Country - Download Report Here

According to a new analysis from Scarborough Research, six percent of all car buyers are classified as Digital Savvy nationally, but Austin (TX) car shoppers are almost twice as likely as the national average to be in this leading edge automotive customer segment. Las Vegas, NV, Sacramento and San Diego are also leading Digital Savvy cities, with 10 percent of their total adult population having this higher level of technological… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 20, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Best Way For An Internet Sales Manager To Learn How To Use Google Adwords

I have used countless numbers of various web sites, blogs and supposedly hard to get documents in learning how to better manage Google Adwords campaigns... To this day I have not found anything with faster and more direct access to the answers I needed about managing various types of Google Adwords campaigns than this site:



http://adwords.google.com/support/



If you… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 19, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Google Audio Struggles with Radio Station Operators; Bid4Spots Gains Favor from Radio Stations

Google’s ambitious effort to take its bidding system across media might be hitting a bump in radio. The company’s program started out fairly well when Google bought dMarc (since renamed Google Audio Ads) for $102 million plus incentives in 2006. Since then, it must be doing something right. It claims affiliations with 1,600 FM and AM radio stations. dMarc only had 700 affiliates.



But Google Audio Ads has alienated some radio station owners by trying to force them to… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 19, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dealership Reputation Management Using Consumer Generated Content (CGC) Sites

For ADM members who may be interested in taking a proactive approach to managing their dealership's reputation using the power of Consumer Generated Content (CGC) web sites, check out the CarFolks.com dealership program by clicking on the image below and then using the green arrows on the bottom of the page you land on to advance through their presentation:…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 18, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Spanish Language Videos as Examples of Online Latino Targeted Marketing

Example of an "I Promise" campaign video produced in Spanish:

SpanishIPromise.mov



Spanish language video used to promote the top 5 reasons Latino customers should choose to do business with Courtesy Chevrolet:…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 16, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Banner Ads Have Same Brand Recall As TV Spots by Erik Sass

On average, small banner ads on mobile devices produce the same level of brand recall as the typical 30-second TV spot, according to Stephanie Bauer Marshall, the mobile advertising leader for Verizon Wireless, who shared some of the telecom giant's data at the Mobile Advertising Degree conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday.



Along with executives from mobile ad… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 16, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ford and Lincoln Mercury Internet Lead Management Process Maps and Tools

Dealership Internet Metrics Evaluation Form Tool for tracking Internet leads and pinpointing areas for improvement:

Dealership_Internet_Metrics_Evaluation_Form.xls



Dealership Lead Management Metrics Evaluation Form Tool to help you assess your current level of performance and pinpoint areas for… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 15, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Online Video Viewing Still Rising... But how much?

Internet users in the US watched 11.5 billion online videos in March 2008, up 13% over February 2008 and 64% over March 2007, according to comScore Video Metrix. That is an average of 83 videos watched per viewer during March. Online video viewing is a mainstream activity for Internet users in the US. Nearly three-quarters of the online population watched an online video in March.



Nearly 85… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 14, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Automating Craigslist Listings?

Pleased to announce that we now offer a service to automatically list, modify and remove listings on Craigslist all within their terms in conditions. Even monitors for flagging and ghosting and relists all your listings every 7 days to stay at the top of the list.

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Added by Matt Watson on May 13, 2008 at 7:42pm — 1 Comment

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